Sandeep Pampally

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Sandeep Pampally
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Indira Gandhi Award for best debut film of a Director to Pampally for the feature film – SINJAR (Jasari), at the 65th National Film Awards Function, in New Delhi.JPG
Pampally receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for best debut film.
Sandeep Kumar Pampally

(1979-03-22) 22 March 1979 (age 40)[citation needed]
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
ChildrenPeeli Pampally
Awards65th National Film Award - Best Debut director, Best Movie in Jasari language

Sandeep Pampally (born 1979), is an Indian film director and screenwriter from Kerala state. In addition to his film work, he has also published two short story collections and has experimented with painting, sculpting and acting.[citation needed].

His debut feature film, Sinjar, was selected as the Best Feature Film in Jasari and the Best Debut Film of a Director at the 65th National Film Awards in 2018.[1]



Year Book/Cinema Category Organization
2018 Sinjar (Feature Film) Debut Director 65th National Film Awards 2018
2018 Sinjar (Feature Film) Best Movie in Jasari 65th National Film Awards 2018
2014 LAADAM (Short Film) INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL VOICE AWARD Muskoka International film festival, Canada
2010 POOL (Short Story) T.V.Kochubava state Award Ankanam samsakirika samithi
2009 UMMUKULSUVINTE AMITTUKAL (Short Story book) V.T.Bhattathirippad State Award V.T.Bhatathirippad samsakirika samithi
2005 MULAPPOKKAL (Short Story) MUNDOOR KRISHNANKUTTY Smaraka State Award Nawabrajendran Samskarika samithi
2004 GAURAMIKAL (Short Story) M.P.Paul State Award Gulfvews magazine

Feature films[edit]

Year Name Story Screen Play Direction Producer Starring Awards Notes
2017 Sinjar Yes Yes Yes Shibu G Suseelan Shrinda Arhaan, Mythili[2]
  • 65th National Film Awards:
    • Best Movie in Jasari Language
    • Best Debut Film of a Director
Film is shot entirely in the Jasari language of the Lakshadweep archipelago.[3]

Short Films[edit]

Year Short Movie Title Direction Story Screen Play Cast Notes
2001 The Kite Yes Yes Yes Sangeeth S., Jemesh Kottakkal, Jayaraj, K. Velayudhan
2004 Penma (Feminity) Yes Yes Yes Divya, Prabeesh Mukundan
2005 Snehapoorvam (With Love) Yes Yes Yes Sudheer Menon, Champion Menon, Susmitha, Sukrutha
2006 Orikkalkkoodi (Once More) Yes Yes Yes Manikantan, Champion Menon, Thesni Khan, Baby Jesline
2007 Missing Benitier Yes Yes Yes Sangeeth S., Murugan
2007 Three Shots Yes Yes Yes Sasi N.K., Mahadevan
2008 Expectations Yes Yes Yes Lakshmi Devi, Sasikumar
2009 Her Eyes Want to Say Something Yes Yes Yes
2009 Eye Hunter Yes Yes Yes Sandeep Pampally, Renjitha
2011 Pulini (Lady Leopard) Yes Yes Yes Jaison, Thania Released on International Women's Day, 2011[4]
2011 Laadam (Horseshoe) Yes Yes Yes Arumughan, Janaki Screened at UFO International Digital Film Festival[5]
2012 Lorry Girl Yes Yes Yes Sharan, Rani Sharan, Meghna, Adarsh Released on World AIDS Day, 2012[6]


Year Book Category Publisher
2004 Gauramikal Short story collection Haritham Books, Calicut
2007 Ummukkulsuvinte Amittukal Short story collection Olive Publications, Calicut
2016 Chappa / Border Paramu Drama collection Apple Books, Palakkad


Year Theater (Play) Script/Direction Crew Music
2013 Chappa Yes Bhavana Babu,Miya Kunhathu, Gayathri.A.G, Agna V.M, Renna Mariyam, Anaswara, Anjali Dileep singh
2014 Border Paramu Yes Mudappattu Residence association Dileep Singh
2016 The Box Yes Peeli Pampally, Anusree Asok, Jincy Geo, Vaisak bhasker, Pradeep kumar Dileep Singh, Shyju Ferok, Navin, Nadir


  • 2008 – God of Flowers, documentary
  • 2004 – City Light, teleshow


  1. ^ Desk, The Hindu Net (13 April 2018). "Sridevi wins posthumous National Award for 'Mom': Here is the full list of awardees". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "'Sinjar' is about tortured women and a dying language: Sandeep Pampally". OnManorama. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ Sudhish, Navamy; Sudhish, Navamy (17 April 2018). "Fleeing from captivity to a closed society". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Short film to be screened". The Hindu. 8 March 2011. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Film chosen for festival". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  6. ^ "'Lorry girl' cries for AIDS eradication". New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 December 2012.

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